December 9th Holiday Party
This year our annual Holiday Party and white elephant gift exchange will be hosted by Dave Jackson at his place outside Molalla. You can arrive anytime that day and keep Dave company (and likely help out). You are advised to arrive before dark as so to minimize the chances of getting lost (LOL). It takes about an hour from Portland to work your way here. Detailed directions will be provided in the confirmation email. Try to get there at least by 3-4pm. Group social time is at 4pm, and dinner at 6pm, maybe before if things get ready!
For those who want to stay, Dave has 3 guest rooms that can sleep 6 (double up, guys) and acres of floor space (bring your air mattress and sleeping gear). Additionally, Molalla has a motel and a B&B just 8 miles back into town. You can check them out at their respective websites:
The Stagecoach Inn: http://www.stagecoachinnmolalla.com
The Prairie House: http://theprairiehouseinn.com
Registration/dinner is $20 via PayPal on the website http://borderriders.com.
Payment is non refundable, and the cutoff day to register is Wednesday December 6th.
There will be a white elephant gift exchange again this year. Keep the value to around $10. Both gag gifts (no pun intended) and fabulous gifts are fair game. And, of course, festive holiday attire is encouraged.
The menu is shaping up to be as follows:
• Bacon wrapped water chestnuts
• Fancy bread for dipping in oil/balsamic vinegar
• Grazing nuts
• Turkey meat loaf muffins
• Smoked ham
• Garlic mashed potatoes
• Roasted corn kernels
• There will be non-spicy and veggie variants of the meat loaf available.
• Dave’s famous key lime pie
• Dave’s amazing cookies Beverages
• Fancy water, coffee, eggnog